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International Unions Demonstrate Solidarity for T-Mobile Workers

From Zagreb, Croatia, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, union members around the world are demanding dignity for T-Mobile US employees. At a conference in Zagreb in June, the information technology and telecommunications workers of UNI Europa ICTS unanimously backed our demand that the company respect our right to organize our union. European workers voiced concern that "T-Mobile US is suppressing workers' attempts to form a union." They were especially shocked by T-Mobile's creation of a company-controlled pseudo-union known as T-Voice in order to discourage workers from joining TU, a truly independent worker-run organization.

In April, representatives of IT and telecom unions from a dozen western hemisphere nations---delegates to the UNI ICTS Americas Conference in Buenos Aires---unanimously passed a resolution in support of our campaign. Their declaration cited an "atmosphere of fear at the workplace," and the establishment of a company-controlled union as major breaches of international norms, and concluded with a demand that both TMUS CEO John Legere and Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges respect T-Mobile workers' rights.

We thank all the UNI Global Union members who are backing our cause.